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Education that fits your needs

Forward-looking, innovative institutions, such as the University of Massachusetts Boston provide adult students with the opportunity to earn their degree at their pace and around their needs. Through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS), students can enroll in ...

High school students find success at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Student Success Jobs Program has mentored more than 500 students since its inception in 2000. The program partners with eight Boston public high schools and introduces Boston’s traditionally underrepresented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to working ...

Foreclosure activists fight to halt law

If enacted, An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties would drastically reduce the time that victims of wrongful foreclosure have to sue to get their property back. It would drop from 20 years down to one or three years, depending ...

City Council welcomes new faces, president

An air of camaraderie and celebration filled City Hall on Monday as the Boston City Council welcomed newcomers and elected a new president. As councilors continue to — or join— work on ongoing issues, contemplate new decisions fast approaching and ...

MCAD finds bias in BPD Academy

In a stinging rebuke of the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination found that its training academy violated the rights of a black recruit who was expelled from the academy for cheating while white recruits who were accused ...

Sammy Gutierrez

Boston Community Leadership Academy’s Sammy Gutierrez has been honored with Mass Insight Education’s Partners in Excellence Award for helping more students take Advanced Placement courses with success as they prepare for college.

Mayor Walsh announces $1.5 million arts education grant for Boston Public Schools

Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative has been awarded $1.5 million in grant funding from The Wallace Foundation, a national philanthropy that promotes children’s learning and enrichment opportunities and access to arts learning.

More & more Bostonians are foreign-born

Boston is increasingly a city comprised of immigrants, and activists say the foreign-born population represents a significant economic and political force.

Will self-interest trump bigotry?

It remains to be seen whether Donald Trump’s supporters will move beyond the bigoted tone of that campaign to pursue their economic interests in partnership with blacks, Latinos and Asians.

Treasurer Deb Goldberg announces Massachusetts’ first state-run college savings program

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, alongside legislators, business executives and community leaders, announced “$eedMA,” a first-of-its-kind pilot program to provide college savings accounts for children.

Mayor Walsh and the Mission Hill Community celebrate the grand opening of the Maria Sánchez House

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, the Sánchez family, local elected officials and Mission Hill residents celebrated the opening of the Maria Sánchez House, which will offer 40-units of affordable rental housing for seniors. The $156 ...

Olympics, Boston 2030 had Bostonians eyeing city’s future

Bostonians struggled through epic snowstorms, fought for and against an Olympics bid and nearly slept through a low-turnout municipal election in 2015.

Roxbury’s new job-hunting website

A tech startup and nonprofit are collaborating to connect Roxbury workers with Roxbury jobs. The product: a Roxbury-specific website portal for local jobseekers to showcase skills and local employers to post openings.

Baker cites progress in efforts to 'right size' government

Governor Charlie Baker seeks to trim spending, fund the commonwealth’s needs and his urban agenda, all while holding to his policy of not raising taxes. Baker said that there is still much to be done to balance the state’s next ...

Steven W. Tompkins

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins has been elected to serve as President of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, following a unanimous vote by the other 13 sitting sheriffs.